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eCatholic Observer

Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Bathurst

Established as The Record in 1877

From PNG to Bathurst: The tale of a returned religious tapestry

From PNG to Bathurst: The tale of a returned religious tapestry

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Diaconate Ordination

Diaconate Ordination of Rev Nam Dinh Le

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On the Feast of Vasek

On the Feast of Vesak
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has sent the Message to Buddhists

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St Mary's Task Force

St Mary’s Catholic School Wellington Task Force takes off

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I was in prison and He visited me

I was in prison and He visited me:
Maximum security inmates in central west NSW create stunning chapel artwork.

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Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 29 May to 5 June 2022.
“We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship” (cf Matthew 2:2)

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Laudato Si' Week 2022

Laudato Si’ Week 16 to 24 May 2022
Listening and Journeying Together.

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The Carcoar Camino

A PILGRIM’S WALKING RETREAT – THE CARCOAR CAMINO.
Book now to reserve your place.

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St Johns opens new doors

St Johns opens new doors. St Johns College Dubbo, New School Multi-Purpose Hall Officially Opens.

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The Catholic Observer magazine - April 2022

The Catholic Observer – April 2022 Issue. Out now!

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Confirmations

Be Confirmed with the Holy Spirit

On Saturday Ethan and Cody received the sacrament of Confirmation. The boys were confirmed by Bishop Michael. Thank you to those who joined us for mass and cake; Bishop Michael, Fr Greg, their sponsors, families and community members.
Jacky Parmeter || Principal

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Manildra

Our Friend Jackson

Did you know that we have a student at our school who has had a book written about him? That’s pretty special, right? At St Joseph’s CPS, we think so……

St Joseph’s CPS is grateful to Jackson Randell and his family for presenting to the school a published book about how every person is special and unique. The book is titled “My Friend Jackson” and was written by Melinda and Sharon Wasson. Sharon is Jackson’s grandmother who has worked in early childhood education for over thirty years and is now a kindergarten teacher. Together with her daughter Melinda, this Grandmother and Aunty team combined their talents of writing and illustrating to create this extraordinary book about their beloved Jackson. It highlights the fact that we are all physically different, but in our uniqueness, we are still capable in so many ways. The inside cover invites us to read the book, stating:  “My friend Jackson was born super special!!!”

It is a wonderful resource demonstrating tolerance, acceptance and respect. It reinforces what we believe at St Joseph’s CPS, we are all respected, valued and quite simply… SUPER SPECIAL !!!

“My Friend Jackson” will be available to borrow from the St Joseph’s CPS Library. Details to purchase Jackson’s book will be available soon.

Ready Set .... Cross Country Go!

A fantastic day was had at Coolah for the Primary Diocesan Cross Country Carnival on Tuesday 3 May. Thank you to the Sacred Heart Principal Kylie Scott and Convenors Narelle Kitchen and Vanessa Pettit for facilitating a successful and fun event for all students. Also thank you to the Sacred Heart Coolah P&F, Judy and Peter Manning and the many volunteers who helped the day run smoothly.
There were some outstanding efforts on the tough track. We wish all the successful runners the best of luck at the Polding Cross Country at Eastern Creek in June.